Mark Wiedman

Mark Wiedman

Head of International and of Corporate Strategy

Mark Wiedman, Senior Managing Director, is Head of International and of Corporate Strategy. He is a member of BlackRock's Global Executive Committee.

Mr. Wiedman is responsible for BlackRock’s businesses in Europe and Asia Pacific and for global marketing. He is charged with helping to shape the firm’s strategy and align resources, talent, and operating plans to serve clients and drive growth.

He joined BlackRock in 2004 to help start what became the Financial Markets Advisory Group. This group advises financial institutions and central banks on capital markets exposures. From 2011 to 2019, Mr. Wiedman was Global Head of iShares and Index Investments.

Before BlackRock, he was Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the U.S. Treasury and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has taught law at Renmin University in Beijing and lectured on finance at Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.

Mr. Wiedman led BlackRock's 2008 sponsorship of Penny Mac, a U.S. mortgage lender and servicer, and served on its public board from 2013-2019. He earned an AB degree, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard College in 1992, and a JD degree from Yale Law School in 1996.